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Meaning of send by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From Middle English senden ( “to send” ), from Old English sendan ( “to send, cause to go” ), from Proto-Germanic *sandijanan ( “to cause to go” ), from *sinþanan ( “to go, journey” ), from Proto-Indo-European *sent- ( “to walk, travel” ). Cognate with Dutch zenden ( “to send” ), Norwegian send ( “to send” ), German senden ( “to send” ), Old English sand, sond ( “a sending, mission, message” ), Albanian endem ( “I roam around, wander” ) .


    • IPA: /ˈsɛnd/
    • Rhymes: -ɛnd


    send ( third-person singular simple present sends present participle sending, simple past and past participle sent ) ( transitive )

    1. To make something ( such as an object or message ) go from one place to another .
      To send a message .
      To send a letter .
    2. ( slang, dated ) To excite, delight, or thrill ( someone ).


    Derived terms


    send ( plural: sends )

    1. ( nautical ) Alternative form of scend .
      ( Can we find and add a quotation of W. C. Russell to this entry? )
      The send of the sea. — Longfellow .



Explanation of send by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television

    2. cause to be directed or transmitted to another place

    3. send me your latest results
    4. transfer

    5. assign to a station

    6. to cause or order to be taken, directed, or transmitted to another place

    7. transport commercially

    8. cause to go somewhere

    9. cause to be admitted

    Definition of send by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Send v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sent ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Sending.] [AS. sendan; akin to OS. sendian, D. zenden, G. senden, OHG. senten, Icel. senda, Sw. sända, Dan. sende, Goth. sandjan, and to Goth. sinp a time ( properly, a going ), gasinpa companion, OHG. sind journey, AS. sī, Icel. sinni a walk, journey, a time. W. hynt a way, journey, OIr. st. Cf. Sense.]
      1. To cause to go in any manner; to dispatch; to commission or direct to go; as, “to send a messenger”.

      I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran. Jer. xxiii. 21.

      I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. John viii. 42.

      Servants, sent on messages, stay out somewhat longer than the message requires. Swift.

      2. To give motion to; to cause to be borne or carried; to procure the going, transmission, or delivery of; as, “to send a message”.

      He . . . sent letters by posts on horseback. Esther viii. 10.

      O send out thy light an thy truth; let them lead me. Ps. xliii. 3.

      3. To emit; to impel; to cast; to throw; to hurl; as, “to send a ball, an arrow, or the like”.

      4. To cause to be or to happen; to bestow; to inflict; to grant; -- sometimes followed by a dependent proposition. “God send him well!” Shak.

      The Lord shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke. Deut. xxviii. 20.

      And sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. Matt. v. 45.

      God send your mission may bring back peace. Sir W. Scott.

    2. Send v. i.
      1. To dispatch an agent or messenger to convey a message, or to do an errand.

      See ye how this son of a murderer hath sent to take away my head? 2 Kings vi. 32.

      2. ( Naut. ) To pitch; as, “the ship sends forward so violently as to endanger her masts”. Totten.

      To send for, to request or require by message to come or be brought.

    3. Send, n. ( Naut. ) The impulse of a wave by which a vessel is carried bodily. [Written also scend.] W. C. Russell. “The send of the sea”. Longfellow.